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Big 4 Railroad-Eel River Bridge

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Looking East from the Wabash Road Iron Bridge.

1910 Postcard view

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BH Photo #486480

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Description 

Original bridge here was built in 1872 by the Cincinnati, Wabash & Michigan Railroad (CW&B). That structure was replaced sometime after the Big 4 (Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway) took over. The line is now operated by Norfolk Southern.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Eel River on Norfolk Southern Railroad
Location
Wabash County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Original bridge built in 1872 and later replaced by the current structure.
Railroads
- Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway (CCC&StL; Big Four)
- Conrail (CR)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Design
Deck plate girder
Also called
Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway-Eel River Bridge
Norfolk Southern-Eel River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.99321, -85.78066   (decimal degrees)
40°59'36" N, 85°46'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/602560/4538719 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 91338 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 3, 2020: New photo from Tony Dillon

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